• TheOverclocker Issue 45

    Issue 45 of TheOverclocker is here. Yet another Intel CPU, this time the mighty Core i9 9900K, CORSAIR’s Special Edition Contrast memory and we share thoughts and ideas on technological progress both in the PC DIY space and in computing as a whole, be sure to read our Turing…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 44

    It’s here, Issue 44 of TheOverclocker. Lean and mean, I cover Intel’s core i7 8086K, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Ryzen 2700X OC) all LN2 cooled and all ROG powered. Computex gets a some minor coverage as well (hey there’s only one of me) and I take the GALAX…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 43

    Issue 43 of TheOverclocker has arrived. We match the two fastest INTEL CPUs with two of the best boards on the market and freeze it all for some great LN2 action. The ASUS APEX boards are pretty much peerless and we overclock the Core i9 7980XE anx 8700K to…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 42

    Issue 42 of TheOverclocker is here. A little different, a little better. LN2 action from start to end just the way it should be. These aren’t reviews, but perspectives, opinions and experiences with some of the best hardware money can buy. We froze it all and overclocked it all.…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 41

    Issue 41 is finally here. It’s taken forever (4 months literally), but it’s finally cooked and ready. Two of the best AM4 boards around, one for XOC and one for Gaming enthusiasts, we look at the AORUS GTX 1080 TI Xtreme Edition, the CORSAIR K95 Platinum and most of…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 40

    Issue 40, the first of 2017 is here. Featuring CORSAIR’s finest SPECIAL EDITION Dominator Platinum DDR4 kit, ASUS reaches the zenith of overclocking motherboards with the MAXIMUS IX APEX and GIGABYTE releases a sleeper hit with the GAMING 8. All this and more. Stay tuned for a special insert…

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Issue 45 of TheOverclocker is here. Yet another Intel CPU, this time the mighty Core i9 9900K, CORSAIR’s Special Edition Contrast memory and we share thoughts and ideas on technological progress both in the PC DIY space and in computing as a whole, be sure to read our Turing editorial 😉

AORUS RTX 2070 Xtreme

SPECIFICATIONS

GPU | Node  TU106 | TSMC 12nm
CUDA Cores | Tensor Cores | RT Cores 2304 | 288 | 36
Memory Type | Frequency | Bandwidth 8GiB Micron GDDR6 | 14GHz | 448GiB/s
Output Interface 3xDP 1.4, 3x HDMI 2.0b | USB Type-C
Base Clock | Boost Clock 1410MHz | 1815MHz
Dimensions 290mm x 134,31mm x 59,9mm
API Support OpenGL 4.5 | Vulkan 1.1+ | DirectX 12 (SM6.0+)
RGB Lighting Yes | Full software control via RGB Fusion

 

Introduction

Much has been said about NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs. Be it you agree with the popular opinion or not, the point is NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs are here to stay and the industry is better off for that.Let’s not forget, someone had to build the first Ray Tracing capable GPU on the market and NVIDIA has done so in the same way they built the world’s first GPU 20 years ago.

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be quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for twelve consecutive years, announces Dark Rock Pro TR4, its high-end air cooler for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors. Dark Rock Pro TR4 is part of the Dark Rock 4 cooler family and features a large base plate, optimized for Socket TR4 CPUs. With a sleek design and smart optimizations, Dark Rock Pro TR4 targets demanding workstation users needing the best performance at extremely low noise levels.

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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the release of the Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard with full support for the newest 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K processors. The newest addition to the GIGABYTE DESIGNARE series is a feature-packed motherboard that provides content creators the fastest and most efficient tools to showcase their creativity and craftsmanship. GIGABYTE DESIGNARE Series motherboards bring out the best in workstation graphics cards, maximize M.2 SSD and DDR4 RAM performance, and fully support powerful CPUs such as the newest 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K CPU. With built in USB Type-C Thunderbolt, and native USB 3.1 Gen 2 to provide 40Gb/s transmission speed, the board is designed with effective storage performance as a key feature. GIGABYTE Ultra-Durable Technology and exclusive software also bring additional value for digital content creators and design professionals.

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Cooler Master today announced the release of their new ATX 24 Pin 90° Adapter. Building a PC is about more than just getting all the parts to work. Each custom designed, home built system is a personal experience that expresses the needs and desires of the builder in terms of both performance and aesthetics. This new adapter is the latest way that Cooler Master is helping people express themselves through the building of PCs.

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Be it by coincidence or a deliberate effort on Corsair’s end, the hydro AIO cooling solutions have become the default or go-to performance cooler for DIY gaming builds.

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Cooler Master peripherals, as with most of their products in the last two year or so, have made great strides. From high end offerings to the more affordable options, Cooler Master seems to be able to cater to all price segments in a way that few if any other peripherals vendor can. Making high end peripherals isn’t easy but it is simpler than dealing with the more budget offerings of the price sensitive market. Cooler Master seems to have pulled it off or at least come to a winning formula with surprisingly great products at an alarmingly low price. The Cooler Master CK550 RGB is testament to this and it’s not difficult to see why.

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COUGAR announces today the launch of its new compact-format case Conquer Essence. Unique in its premium approach to compact cases, Conquer Essence keeps all the design elements that made Conquer one of the great successes of 2017 and gives them a new life in a compact format. This approach is unique in that it delivers advanced design features in a Micro ATX / Mini ITX case. This new case will start retailing with an MSRP of 229 USD during late July in the US, with launches in the rest of the world following soon afterwards.

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It’s here, Issue 44 of TheOverclocker. Lean and mean, I cover Intel’s core i7 8086K, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Ryzen 2700X OC) all LN2 cooled and all ROG powered. Computex gets a some minor coverage as well (hey there’s only one of me) and I take the GALAX HOF DDR4 through it’s paces.


FREMONT, CA, May 10th, 2018 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of its largest, most feature-rich PC case ever – the Obsidian Series 1000D. Building on the CORSAIR Concept Slate prototype that captured the imagination of PC enthusiasts, the Obsidian 1000D is the result of over two years of development and design to create the ultimate super-tower case. Clean exterior lines brushed aluminium details and four smoked tempered glass panels give the 1000D the iconic styling and superior build-quality enthusiasts have come to expect from the CORSAIR Obsidian Series.

Both a full E-ATX and Mini-ITX system can be installed simultaneously, cooled by 13 cooling fan mounts, powered by two PSUs (SFX and ATX) and equipped with 11 storage drives. Created to house the world’s most epic PC builds, the 1000D is the ultimate super-tower PC case.

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